Contents: Introduction; Bibliography; Part I Pedagogical Tradition: The etiquette of learning in the early Islamic study circle, Christopher Melchert; Muslim education, Ignaz Goldziher; Some aspects of the education of princes at the Abbasid court, Albert Dietrich; The age structure of medieval Islamic education, Richard W. Bulliet; Advice for teachers: the 9th century Muslim scholars Ibn Sahnun and al-Jahiz on pedagogy and didactics, Sebastian GA1/4nther. Part II Scholarship and Attestation: The Islamic preacher wa'iz, mudhakkir, qass, Johannes Pedersen; The scholarly formation of al-Tabari, Claude Gilliot; The human element between text and reader: the ijaza in Arabic manuscripts, Jan Just Witkam. Part III Orality and Literacy: The oral transmission of knowledge in traditional Islam, Georges Vajda; The office of the Mustamli in Arabic scholarship, Max Weisweiler. Part IV Authorship and Transmission: The use of writing for the preservation of ancient Arabic poetry, F. Krenkow; Authorship and transmission in unauthored literature: the Akhbar attributed to al-Haytham ibn Adi, Stefan Leder; On the legacy of the classics in the Islamic world, Richard Walzer. On the transmission of Bukhari's collection of traditions, Johann FA1/4ck; The introduction of Hadith in al-Andalus, Isabel Fierro; The transmission of knowledge in al-Andalus (up to 300/912), Manuela MarA n. Part V Libraries: Libraries and bibliophiles in the Islamic East, Adolph Grohmann; Arabic books and libraries in the Umaiyad period, Ruth Stellhorn Mackensen; The library of al-Hakam II al-Mustansir and the culture of Islamic Spain, David Wasserstein; Index.